Psychotherapy

Clinical-TherapyPsychotherapy involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. Psychologists are uniquely trained in various assessment techniques including both objective and subjective measures of cognition, personality, and psychopathology.

Psychotherapists can help support clients in working through issues they are facing in their lives and allow a safe, confidential space to talk and explore thoughts and feelings. Different therapists have experience in individuals, couples and/or families, and adopt specific approaches to a multitude of life’s challenges, including:

  • interpersonal issues and problems with identity and/or the Self
  •  stress, anxiety and depression
  • eating disorders and addictions
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • obsessive compulsive disorders and phobias
  • general feelings of disconnection

Psychotherapy is aimed at building trust between psychologist or therapist and client, learning and growing from the experience and ultimately healing.


Our Licensed Clinical Psychologists

hollyHolley Kaskel, Psy.D.

Dr. Holley earned her B.S. with honors at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She then moved west to attend the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA where she earned her M.A. and Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in clinical psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at UC Davis Medical School in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

During this training, Dr. Holley worked closely with physicians to help medical patients deal with illness and pain and to understand the mind/body connection. She also facilitated courses for first year medical students, helping them develop sensitivity and rapport with their patients.

Dr. Holley’s postdoctoral fellowship was at Kaiser Permanente, one of the country’s largest managed health organizations. She performed a variety of psychological services; including crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and therapy with children, adolescents and adults. She ran a parent education group and a support group for children going through divorce. She also ran a depression support group for adults and received training in chemical dependency treatment. Dr. Holley worked with individuals, couples and families.

After completing her fellowship, she continued to work for Kaiser in their adolescent eating disorders program and child/adolescent and family program. Dr. Holley also has experience working with survivors of abuse, including childhood abuse and sexual trauma. Since that time, Dr. Holley has balanced private practice work with raising three children.

Dr. Holley is licensed in both California and Washington. She maintains active memberships in the American Psychological Association, the Washington State Psychological Association, and the Academy for Eating Disorders. She keeps her knowledge of the field current by attending conferences and taking continuing education courses regularly.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Holley call her directly at 425.996.8592

  • Dr. Holley – Privacy and Confidentiality Form – [.pdf] – Please Complete Prior to First Appointment
  • Dr. Holley – HIPAA Consent Form – [.pdf] – Please Complete Prior to First Appointment
  • Dr. Holley – Patient Psychosocial History Form – [.pdf] – Please Complete Prior to First Appointment
  • Dr. Holley – Client Intake Form – [.pdf] – Please Complete Prior to First Appointment

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Isabel Barbuto, PsyD candidate, LMHCA, CDP, CHt, MA, MBA

As an Integrative Mind-Body Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher, and iRest® Integrative Restorative Yoga Nidra Teacher, Isabel offers both Eastern and Western modalities to serve in reconnecting individuals, couples, families and groups through the integrative use of evidence-based psycho/hypnotherapy, coaching, and complimentary alternative medicine to help clients in their healing journey toward rediscovering wholeness and self-mastery in living a contented life, free of conflict and fear, through developing healthy relationships and interconnectedness with others and Self.

Specialty areas: Individuals, couples, families with interpersonal relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, mood, and personality disorders, and a spectrum of addictive-compulsive behaviors including alcohol and other drugs, gambling, sex, and food. Isabel’s extensive education and life experience has prepared her to serve all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, and sexual orientations.

Integrative and Wholistic: Isabel offers both Eastern and Western modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Object Relations Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Kundalini Yoga, iRest® Integrative Restorative Yoga Nidra, and Hypnotherapy.

Education and Experience: As a doctoral-level psychology (PsyD) candidate, licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), registered Hypnotherapist (CHt) and licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP), Isabel has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology (MA), and Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in organizational management. Her Master’s thesis focused on workplace stressors. She is also a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and iRest® Integrative Restorative Yoga Nidra Teacher, plus a current member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the American Psychological Association.

Personal Life: Isabel is married, and has lived in Sammamish for twenty years. She and her husband are happily enjoying their mid-40’s with four furry four-legged children including three miniature-pinscher dogs, and one very special cat.

Isabel accepts a variety of insurance plans, and offers sliding scale and cash fees to uninsured and/or private-pay clients who prefer to keep their right to full confidentiality by not using insurance.

For a complimentary 15-minute initial consultation or to schedule an appointment with Isabel you can call her confidential/private voicemail number (425) 409-9455 or by email at isabel@urbanoasisyoga.com.


Lisa Head ShotLisa M. Hunter, MA, LMFT

Experience, Education, and Training: Lisa hold a Master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, with a specialization in the Couple and Family Therapy Program.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with cum laude honors in Marketing and Finance from the University of Oregon.  Lisa’s education, training, and experience have prepared her to counsel clients of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, and sexual orientations.

Lisa’s training and work experience includes interning at a youth and family center, a staff member for The Gottman Institute’s Couple Workshops, an on-call therapist for The Moore Center for Eating Disorders, a volunteer Crisis Line Advocate for LifeWire, and private practice.

Lisa has completed the advanced training and is a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator as well as a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program Educator. She is currently pursuing training towards becoming a Certified Gottman Therapist.

Holistic View of Treating Clients: As a marriage and family therapist, Lisa views each client’s problems within the context of their life and relationships. Lisa believes in treating clients holistically, using a biopsychosocial approach to create desired change. She recognizes and appreciates the mind-body connection. As such, Lisa believes it is important for clients to consider the whole person, including both psychological and physical health, and will often suggest collaboration with other healthcare providers.

Professional Memberships: Lisa is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  (LF60420826) in the state of Washington. Lisa maintains her membership as a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as well as the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Personal: Lisa lives and plays in Sammamish, WA, with her husband and four children, including a 16 year old daughter, and triplets who are 14 (two daughters, one son).  Where applicable, Lisa draws from her experience of parenting four children and her strong belief in self-care for as well as the importance of maintaining the connection in her relationship.

Please visit Lisa’s business website at www.lisahuntercounseling.com to read more about Lisa’s services and check out her blog. Also, check out the ‘Lisa Hunter Counseling Services’ Facebook page and ‘like’ it for tidbits and current topics.

If you want to reach Lisa to schedule a confidential appointment please call 425-736-9870.

Please complete the following forms prior to your first appointment:


 Gina Pic for websiteGina M. Serraino, MA, LMHCA, R-DMT

Gina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate and Registered Dance /Movement Therapist.  She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Dance/Movement Therapy from Antioch University New England.  Her training and work experience includes offering psychotherapy, counseling, and body-mind practices to undergraduates in a college mental health center, leading creative and movement therapy groups for seniors in nursing homes and community mental health, counseling families about Alzheimer’s type dementia and working with seniors afflicted by it, working with women and their children at a domestic violence shelter, and with adults in private practice. She is a member of the American Dance Therapy Association, the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, the NW Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, and the AEDP Institute.

Gina’s approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that the mind and the body naturally strive toward health and well-being, but sometimes the stressors in our lives overwhelm this natural state.  She believes that we all have unconscious patterns that influence our emotions and our choices, distort our perceptions, compromise the quality of our lives and of our relationships, or disconnect us from who we want to be.  By developing an awareness of these patterns, new insights and perspectives can be experienced and then lived, so that you can return to a more natural state of well-being.

Gina’s clinical orientation is diverse, integrating psychodynamic, relational, and experiential approaches. This means she will explore your experiences and past relationships, your emotions, your strengths, your patterns of relating, how you experience yourself, and how you envision your life, so that you can gain insight about yourself.

Gina also uses other therapeutic methods, including dance/movement therapy, body-mind practices, and expressive arts therapy for those who are interested.  Dance/movement therapy is a holistic form of psychotherapy that recognizes that the mind and the body are integrally connected. Gina believes that our bodies are like maps to our psyche and speak to us through tension, sensation, and emotion.  By giving voice to these innate expressions through movement, we can begin to shift our psyche, our thoughts, and our emotions, bringing what is unconscious to consciousness so that it can be felt, understood, and integrated.

Expressive arts therapy invites another perspective, offering an experimental place for exploring an emotion or an issue, for taking risks, and challenging perceptions.  Self-expression and creativity can encompass movement, writing, or art materials, but also our daily tasks are creative in and of themselves.  Gina believes that self-expression can become a metaphor for how we are in our lives, uncovering unconscious patterns that can lead to insights about our emotions and how we choose to live in the world.

Gina trusts that each of us has an inherent sense of creativity, and by working together it’s often the unexpected and unexpressed emotions that emerge from her sessions that can provide new understandings for the experiences in our lives. Having been a dancer and artist for over 25 years, she sees self-expression as transformative. Coupled with psychotherapy, it can provide insight about ourselves and about our capacity for change.

Please visit Gina’s business website at www.ginaserraino.com to read more about Gina’s approach, her services, and to read her blog.

If you want to reach Gina to schedule a confidential appointment please call 425-654-2128.

Please complete the following forms prior to your first appointment:

  • Gina Client History and Information (pdf)
  • Gina Disclosure Statement for Clients (pdf)
  • Gina Notice of Privacy Practices (pdf)